The IRS recently announced the standard mileage rates used to deduct driving costs for business, medical, moving and charitable purposes. Here's the standard mileage rate for the use of a vehicle, including cars, vans, pickups and panel trucks, beginning Jan. 1, 2013.
Small Business Tax Deduction Strategies
Section 179 vehicles should be a key part of your small business tax deduction strategies. Can Section 179 property fit in with your business tax strategies?
Let Business Management Daily help you get each and every rental property depreciation credit and business tax deduction you’re entitled to.
William Shakespeare said, “neither a borrower nor a lender be.” But sometimes it can’t be helped. Strategy: Tap into your IRA if all else fails. Admittedly, the IRS isn’t wild about the idea, but you’re in the clear as long as you meet the technical requirements under the law.
Did Hurricane Sandy or some other natural disaster damage your property last year? To add insult to injury, you may be liable for tax to the extent that insurance reimbursements or condemnation awards exceed your adjusted basis in damaged or destroyed property. Strategy: Repair the property or replace it quickly.
Q. Are political donations deductible? I keep getting different answers on this.
IRS agents must stop an interview if you ask to consult with a representative. But a new report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) points out problems in this area.
If your company has handed out severance packages in recent years, of course it has deposited with the Feds all the requisite federal employment taxes on the severance payments. Strategy: File a “protective claim” to preserve your potential right to a federal employment tax refund for open tax years.
Have you lost money in an illegal investment scheme? Strategy: When it’s appropriate, claim an investment theft loss for your troubles.
Here are the key tax-filing deadlines for 2013. If you operate on a fiscal-year schedule for tax purposes, rather than the usual calendar-year schedule, your due dates for each quarter will line up differently.
Are you sitting on a veritable gold mine in stocks or real estate? Or maybe you’re planning to sell your business interest for a tidy sum. Strategy: Set up a charitable remainder trust (CRT). Not only do you slash your family tax bill, you reward a deserving charity.